Universal Orlando PR Manager Kristen Clark gave initial details on the resort’s blog about a new heavily themed family coaster experience replacing Dragon Challenge, the twin suspended coasters, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, Universal’s Islands of Adventure in 2019. According to Clark:
This all-new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures. It’ll be unlike anything we’ve ever done before and it will be fun for the entire family.
The new attraction will be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences we’ve created. It will combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure…and a few surprises along the way.
Our award-winning Universal Creative team is once again collaborating with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter films to bring this new coaster experience to life.
This ride is going to redefine the category and transport you to thrilling places, drawing you into even more exciting adventures within the wizarding world. It’s going to be the perfect addition to Hogsmeade.
Dragon Challenge’s final day of operation will be Monday, September 4.